Pork shoulder cut for pulled pork

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by atomicsmoke, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This supplier sells bone-in shoulder in the 15-18lbs range. Up here (Canada) we don't call it Boston butt so I am trying to figure out this cut - as I thought Boston is around 10lbs.
     
  2. Is it a double pack?
    They're often sold in a pack of two.


    ~Martin
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I believe down here that would be called a 'picnic'...usually slightly less expensive than a Boston Butt
     
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's what I thought. But they said is one piece.
     

  5. Then it's probably the whole shoulder, butt and picnic combined.


    ~Martin
     
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's probably skin-on, bone-in whole shoulder (butt+picnic). Weight math works out for this "configuration". Should I go for it or stick with boneless butt (bone in difficult to find)? I read some comments here on picnic not being best for pulled pork.

    Thank you for responding.
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Ditto on the whole thing
     
  8. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    i think diggingdogfarm is right, although i never seen them sold in one piece like that, the only other thing that would weigh 18lb. would be the fresh ham but that isn't from the shoulder.  
     
  9. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Martin,
    Great minds think alike. LOL
     

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